Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals is grateful to be located in two Nebraska communities, Omaha and Lincoln.
Madonna is proud to be participating with both Omaha Gives on Wednesday, May 23, and Give to Lincoln Day on Thursday, May 31. The 24-hour charitable challenges make a huge impact on nonprofits in the community.
Last year, nearly 19,000 individuals came together for Omaha Gives, supporting nonprofits in Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties while raising more than $7.8 million in donations and prizes, the Omaha Community Foundation reports.
Since 2012, Give to Lincoln Day has raised more than $16 million for Lancaster County nonprofits, according to the Lincoln Community Foundation.
Donations to both charitable challenges go to help support Madonna’s mission to rebuild the lives of those who have sustained injuries or disabling conditions so they can fully participate in life; lead research to improve outcomes; prevent physical disabilities and promote wellness through community programs.
New mom and avid runner Jessica Lode was just 33 years-old when she suffered a stroke in December 2017, requiring months of rehabilitation to help her relearn how to walk, talk and take care of her family.
Five months after discharge, Jessica is back at work and back with her family.
In addition to family support, Jessica credits Madonna’s specialized technology and her care team for the progress and confidence she’s gained.
Lincoln resident Aiden Crouse, 8, returned to the classroom after being hit by a car in front of Saratoga Elementary School in December 2017.
Aiden spent time recovering from brain trauma at Madonna’s Alexis Verzal Children’s Rehabilitation Unit at the Lincoln Campus.
Through his inpatient stay and months of outpatient therapy, Aiden made incredible progress, returning to classmates in the spring as a third grader.